Online Master of Arts in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis)

ASU Online's Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) pairs research and experience to prepare students to work professionally with individuals with special learning and behavior needs using the principles of applied behavior analysis.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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The MA in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) program prepares students to focus on the population with whom they plan to work, as well as to gain knowledge and skills to use ABA across a variety of individuals and settings. Students will be well prepared to provide evidence-based practices in ABA and consultative services and support to clients, community members and family members across a variety of settings.

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers coursework verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International as meeting the requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Individuals certified by the BCBA are equipped to meet and address diverse behavior needs and make a lasting difference in the community. BCBA supervised independent fieldwork, required for certification, is arranged and completed by the student separately from their ASU coursework. An optional remote supervised independent fieldwork practicum (Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum) is available.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Speak with an enrollment coach for more information.

This program meets the ABAI verified course sequence requirements to qualify to sit for the BCBA exam. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Individual state licensure requirements vary. Applicants should consult the licensure requirements of the states in which they plan to practice.

Featured courses


Concentration

SPE 525: Measurement, Data Display, Interpretation and Experimental Design


Concentration

SPE 526 Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis


Concentration

SPE 527 Behavior Analytic Assessment


Concentration

SPE 560 Behavior Change Procedures: Implementing Interventions in Behavior Analysis


Concentration

SPE 562 Personnel Supervision and Organizational Behavior Management in Educational Settings


Concentration

SPE 563 Philosophical Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings


Concentration

SPE 567 Ethics of Applied Behavior Analysis


Electives

SPE 520 Verbal Behavior


Related careers

This online program is relevant to a variety of occupations in education, business and health care. Applied behavior analysis expertise is valued in fields such as counseling and social work, speech pathology, teaching, behavioral consulting, therapy, and program management. Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Arts in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

ABA Therapist

Behavior Specialist

Early Interventionist

Consultant

Educator

Organizational behavior management

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Clinical Director

Prestigious Faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Prestigious Faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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One of the best teachers colleges in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

#1


Curriculum and Instruction.

#1


Instructional Media.

#2


Educational Administration.

#3


Special Education.

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